Monday, March 18, 2013

A Step Too Far

Okay; now we are going too far. Now anyone who read my blog knows that I agree that there are way too much foreigners in Singapore. I agree that Singapore need to stop or at least slow the intake of foreigners.

However, I draw the line at boycotting or insulting people who patronized a foreign food chain. Philippines biggest fast food chain, Jollibee, opened its first shop in Singapore last week, and the internet are filled with comments insulting the people, mostly Filipinos, who lined up at the shop on opening day.

That is just stupid. Jollibee opened a shop here in Singapore because there are a lot of Filipinos here in Singapore. Yes, the shop is here to cater to them. What’s wrong with that? Guess what; that’s called business!

If Singaporeans want to complain about the numbers of foreigners in Singapore, that’s one thing. However when you complain about people from a specific nationality just because they patronized a shop, that’s a step too far. That’s just called racism. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's all because of people like Gilbert Goh who is a loser is life and end up becoming whiner-in-chief to the rest of the losers. It's people like him who is stirring things up!

Anonymous said...

Sinkies are racists.

Anonymous said...

The second post is equally racist and stereotypical. Unfair generalization. Adhominem attackj. Pot calling the kettle black.

Anonymous said...

Have tried Jollibee in Philippines many times (business visits). Ok lah, fried chicken stuff. But I won't pay S'pore prices for their food. I prefer the taste of KFC and Burger King.

Anyway the real test of whether Jolliebee themselves are racist is to see the proportion make-up of their staff, after 6 months. If 6 months later most of their staff are peenoy PRs or new citizens, then something is wrong.

Previously my usual KFC outlets were filled with 80% peenoys. I complained to KFC mgmt and also to MOM. Now I'm glad that majority of staff are local S'poreans.

Unfortunately many of these fast-food joints appear to practice age discrimination. I used to see many seniors up till 2005. After that mostly replaced by foreigners. Now only see young staff.

Ghost said...

The comment about the second post. True.

Anonymous said...

Those who call Singaporeans Sinkies or Sinkkies want Singapore to sink?